We’ve all been taking about Zayn, whoever that is, a lot now all of a sudden, but one man has remained curiously silent: Stephen Hawking. What’s he hiding? What reason does he have to be such a coward re: stuff about Zayn? One brave fan got to the bottom of it this weekend during a Q&A event at the Sydney Opera House.

Hawking attended the event as a hologram, beamed in from his home in Cambridge, and presumably took a number of non-Zayn related questions before addressing the elephant in the room: Zayn. An audience member asked, “What do you think is the cosmological effect of Zayn leaving One Direction and consequently breaking the hearts of millions of teenage girls across the world?”

“Finally, a question about something important,” Hawking began, via the Telegraph:

“My advice to any heartbroken young girl is to pay close attention to the study of theoretical physics. Because one day there may well be proof of multiple universes. It would not be beyond the realms of possibility that somewhere outside of our own universe lies another different universe. And in that universe, Zayn is still in One Direction.”

Oh my god. Hawking continued, literally blowing your fucking mind and also your underwear: “This girl may like to know that in another possible universe, she and Zayn are happily married.”


Thank you, Stephen Hawking, for refusing to remain silent.

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